Created: 1989
Designer: Kenzo Ogata
Days Open: Mon - Sun
Hours Open: Sep - Mar: 8 am - 5:30 pm, Apr to Aug: 8 am - 5 pm
Entry or Parking Fees: free
Garden Phone: +61 7 3403 2535


The Japanese Garden at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha contains a combination of native and exotic plants suitable for subtropical climate.  Designed by one of Japan’s leading landscape architects, the late Kenzo Ogata, the theme of the garden is ‘tsuki-yama-chisen’ or ‘mountain-pond-stream’. It features the key elements of stone, water, paths and vegetation.

The path follows an S-shape curve. As you approach one vegetation area, the view of the next section is hidden. This adds an element of mystery or surprise for visitors.

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